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Muir Woods day trip / lunch spot

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Muir Woods day trip / lunch spot

Hello. I'll be in San Francisco over the July 4th weekend. I was thinking of renting a car for one day to drive to the Muir Woods. Does anyone have a recommendation for a nice place to have lunch in that area, or somewhere along the way? I'm pretty flexible about the choices - just someplace with good food and a nice atmosphere. Thanks!

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We took an organized day trip using a tour company that went to Muir Woods and Sausalito. In Sausalito my husband and I went to a place called the Spinnaker Restaurant along the marina and had the most marvelous view of San Francisco. The restaurant is built on pilings in the bay, and you are able to see boats sailing by, kayakers, seals, and sea birds all enjoying the water. The food was good, but the highlight of our lunch was the fantastic view.

The atmosphere is white tablecloth, and semi-formal. I would certainly return if we are lucky enough to be in Sausalito.

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Personally, I can't imagine any kind of white-tablecloth dining experience that could come close to just packing up an excellent picnic lunch and hiking out to some lone rock sticking out into the Pacific Ocean. Talk about nice atmosphere!

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In Stinson Beach, which is on the west side of Muir Woods right on the water, I love the Parkside Cafe.

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I would head into Saulsalito as there are a lot of options there. If you like fresh seafood (very casual), take a look at Fish.


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